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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
like taxes. why someone like mitt romney winds up getting pulled down because of the gop brand, but for these members of congress? they're not at all concerned about the republican image nationally. their concern is about getting reelected. >> you bring up mitt romney getting pulled down by the gop brand. it could be the gop brand is being pulled down by mitt romney, or at least tag romney and what he said about he's recent comments. if we're talking about hand bren grenades, listen to this. he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. had he no desire to run. if key have found someone else to take his place, he would have been ecstatic to step aside. um, what are people supposed to make of that? especially for the millions of americans and those big donor that is came out in support of mitt romney and his candidacy and tag romney being a big advisor to that campaign itself, but now, eh, he didn't really want it. he didn't care. >> mitt romney was plotting his run for the presidency for at least seven years. i mean, you could go back even further if you look back
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am PST
the works and the election hangover. new comments from one of mitt romney's sons that you might describe as puzzling. what do they really mean? and the gun battle rages on. new reports on why nothing may get done even after the sandy hook tragedy. >>> a massive tax hike and spending cuts -- republicans and democrats continue to point fingers in opposite directions, hinting that talks could go into the new year. >> are we going over the cliff? >> i believe we are, and i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. he senses a victory at the bottom of the cliff. >> we only have nine days left here. when are we going to get serious about actual solutions? i would welcome john to tell me. he says he wants a solution. give us one, john. >> meanwhile, president obama is spending christmas in hawaii where he and the first lady attended the holiday memorial service for the late u.s. senator from daniel inouye. >> white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, obviously they always say the white house travels with the president wherever he is. that's wher
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
women. >> binders full of women. mitt romney's off hand remark at the second presidential debate set off a social media frenzy. remember on facebook, twitter, and even spawned this popular tumblr page from texts from hillary to clint eastwood's chair. these were just some of the many moments in 2012 in which politics went viral. joining us now for a look back is politico's patrick gavin. one day left in 2012. let's look back and talk about the binders full of women. seemingly trivial moment that may have impacted the election in a big way. >> yeah. you know, i really think that's how twitter has changed politics. you know, i think that a lot of campaigns might think that a comment like that, you would hope, that perhaps somebody was going to get a beer from the frig and might have missed it, but what twitter does is captures these moments that could maybe otherwise get overlooked and focuses the nation's attention. that was the case with the binders full of women comment. romney was not able to live that one down, especially on-line. >> take a lisp. i want to play this one for you. >
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
watching mitt romney, but there was reluctance from him. >> e.j., a lot of folks are scratching their heads after listening that to, maybe you are one of them, too. >> thank you. >>> devastating news for webs sister, new york, two firefighters kid. two other firefighters were also wounded, and police just confirming there is not an active shooter. we've got a live report from the scene right now. amanda, what is the latest you are hearing? >> reporter: we're hearing the latest that four firefighters have been shot just before 6:00 this morning, two of them have died because of their injuries. we're told this all happened when firefighters from west webster fire district were called to a home just before 6:00 with reports of a fire. when the first responding crews got out of their vehicles. they were met by several shots. they had to retreat. those individuals who were shot were able to be taken to the hospital. we're told the fire just grew and grew after that. three homes right now are fully engulfed in flames and at least one vehicle. we're told both homes are a complete loss. we do
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
effective tax rate, as mitt romney reminded us by not releasing his tax returns, is extremely low. so to my mind, what this deficit reduction debate is about is asking the wealthiest people, the large corporations to help us with deficit reduction and give a break for a change to the middle class and working families. >> as you say, one that would mean less money for seniors with the social security adjustment is off the table, are you more optimistic about getting a deal done. >> we still have a long way to go. >> what do you see as the major sticking point? >> one of the sticking pointing, what the republicans want to do is continue the 2010 agreement on lower estate tax rates, which means, chris, $120 billion tax break over a ten-year period for the top 0.2 of 1%. they get $120 billion tax break. and people come forward and say we're very serious about deficit reduction. third area that we have to look at, the president wanted, as you recall a few weeks ago, $1.6 trillion in new revenue. we're now down to, as i understand it, about $600 billion. a significant reduction. if you don'
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
for cutting spending. you heard mitt romney criticize president obama because he's not spending enough on ships, which we don't need, and not staying long enough in the war zones. the republicans' view of spending is very particular one. secondly, as far as the american people are concerned, people in their districts, gee, if they represent districts in new jersey and new york they want more spending. you know, people -- if you ask them they want government pending they say no. do you want to cut medicare? no, not that. how about firefighters? people boast of cutting government. when was the last time you heard them cut fire department or cut down on snow removal? in fact the republicans tend to be opposed to spending in general. when it comes to particular spending, remember paul ryan acknowledging he was seeking to get the stimulus money that he was denouncing. but in any case, it's not the democratic position we should put all of the increased revenue into spending. by the way, i believe much of government spending is very important. there are things that we need for the qual
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
folks? and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. [ laughter ] >> two unforgettable and, shall we say, unusual political moments of the year, ones that still resonate with a lot of americans, even those who are happy to bid farewell to the political year 2012. so, what other lessons did we get from the year that was? joining me now with a unique perspective on this and other topics, political comedian dino ma dahlia, also known as the dean of comedy. good morning. >> good morning, happy new year. >> lots to talk about, but first, your take on the fiscal cliff. >> isn't congress great? yesterday nbc had a poll, they had a 11% approval rating. the more shocking part is who are the 11% who think they're doing a good job? how low are their standards to think that congress -- this is the most dysfunctional group of people. we have to put them in couples therapy with dr. phil, dr. doolittle. i'm not sure who can help them. >> i'm not sure. >> we suffer as a result of their bipartisanship. >> w
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
romney talked about and that is a way of raising revenue from the top 2%. more over there is the preservation of a lot of important things to democrats, tax credits for lower income, middle income families, tax credits for investment, bonus depreciation provision and renewable energy. so there are things in there that i think the vice president will use to try to convince democrats that it's a good deal for everybody including them. >> can i respond to that? >> absolutely. >> david brings up a very good point. this is a very big bill. i obviously just looked at the top line stuff. what leader mcconnell and vice president biden did was borderline brilliant where there is a little bit in here for everybody, both conservatives but also progressives where they can go back to the constituency specifically the house and say i voted for this and here is why. there is farm stuff in there, really some good stuff folks can give them comfort and say this is a good thing for our constituency. >> and, you know, we've heard a lot of people this morning refer to vice president biden as the clos
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
tracy, thank you for your time. >>> surprising comments from mitt romney's oldest son tagg romney. >>> but first the fight over aid for hurricanes sandy victims. the republicans offered ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you ha
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